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District Public Library Wednesbury

A Grade II Listed Building in Wednesbury North, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5538 / 52°33'13"N

Longitude: -2.0168 / 2°1'0"W

OS Eastings: 398954

OS Northings: 295110

OS Grid: SO989951

Mapcode National: GBR 25F.MD

Mapcode Global: VH9YN.024K

Entry Name: District Public Library Wednesbury

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219383

Location: Sandwell, WS10

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Wednesbury North

Built-Up Area: Wednesbury

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Wednesbury St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB WALSALL STREET/HOLLIES DRIVE
SO 9895 SE
Wednesbury
11/162 District Public Library
Wednesbury
GV
II

Public library. 1907 by Crouch, Butler and Savage (foundation stone).
Red brick and limestone with slate roof. Two storeys. South facade,
facing Walsall Road, of four bays, flanked by broad stone pilaster strips
with round-headed niches to the upper storey, and with modillion cornice.
The lower windows have segmental heads. Above each is a carved stone
wreath. The upper windows are of two lights with recessed Tuscan columns
as mullions. Domed stone cupola on ridge of roof. The right hand return
wall is in three sections separated by pilaster strips. At the left are
three windows on the ground floor similar to those of the south facade.
On the first floor is a Venetian window. At the right the ground floor is
similar. On the first floor is a 5-light window with Tuscan columns as
mullions. The central section is of three bays and has 3-light windows on
the first floor. In the central bay is a door surround which incorporates
a 3-light mullioned window, pediment, Doric quarter-columns, the arms of
the Borough, and inscriptions: "AC" (Andrew Carnegie), "HJ", and "Public
Library".


Listing NGR: SO9895495110

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